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Ludwig    Posted 06-18-2004 at 12:56:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
talk fishin I guess that'd be okay.
Hey all, I been gone some time I guess. Maybe I'll lurk some here a bit.
Anyway, we went up to camp around Memorial day and did some fishin in our pond. My wife caught an absolutely glorious 15" brookie that made for a nice dinner.
I didn't catch nothin. Apparently I've gotten the fish so well trained to rise to a daredevil that they won't touch anything else.
The problem is I can't find any. All the stuff marts got is bass gear. Down here in MA all they got is saltwater stuff. There aren't hardly any "real" fishing gear places left.
Fortunately eBay to the rescue. I've got daredevil and goldfish on order. The 1/4oz ones are best for my trout.


Patria    Posted 06-18-2004 at 16:03:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you guys get to finish all the fixings to the camp you had planned last year?

Good to see you, Ludwig.
Patria


Ludwig    Posted 06-19-2004 at 09:28:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh heck we've put alot of work into Bear Haven. I should post the pictures.
This year we started the Bear Haven water district which will eventually go on to including an enclosed shower area. Dad bought a nice little pump from Harbor freight that'll pull water right up to the camp. I think its kind of cheating, the pond is only 40' away...
We've got bunks for 6 people and a cot for one more, got the new woodstove in. Modified the gas stove so it doesn't burn the wood trim when you use the oven. Got a propane heater too.
This winter I'd like to take about a 5 day weekend trip on there with the snowmobiles. The camp is about 3/4 of a mile from the road so we'll need a trailer to put our supplies on. Of course none of the sleds I have right now would be up to hauling a heavy sled like that so I need a new sled too, my wife says thats just and excuse. Well who's saying it isn't?


Alias    Posted 06-18-2004 at 15:07:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me o the time the wife and I took the grandkids to east Tennessee for vacation many years ago. We rented a cabin on the lake and the grandson, Mike, and I fished for two days without so much as a bite. The third day there I took him to a trout farm and he caught a 12 or 13 inch rainbow with a kernel of yellow corn on a small hook. Well sir, he was about 10 years at the time, but he played that fish like a pro. I wasn't scared that he'd lose it cause there were plenty more.

The next morning I fried that fish and the two of us sat out on the screened porch and had an early morning feast.

Ya know, I've often thought about that time and when ever I do, I can see the bend in his rod and see the smile on his face as he wrestled that fish to the bank. Moments like that are the best part of memories. .......gfp


Chas in Me    Posted 06-18-2004 at 15:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I carried daredevils in a tackle box for 45 years and NEVER got a hit on one. The worst of it is that I still have some. A little slow to learn I guess.
Charles - ever hopeful in Maine


Ludwig    Posted 06-19-2004 at 09:23:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Charles,
Well heck with the exception of worms maybe I think I've caught more fish on daredevils than anything else. I do pull the trebble hooks off now and just use a single hook. Makes for catch and release alot better. Rarely get one I won't throw back.

Where you at in Maine? My farm is in Caribou. My folks live in Falmouth which is where I grew up. I'm livin in MA (5 years now) until I can get my act together to move back up.


Les    Posted 06-18-2004 at 13:03:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
You use a Daredevl on trout?


Ludwig    Posted 06-18-2004 at 13:35:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, a little one. Preferably the "real" daredevil, the red one with the white stripe on one side and shiny on the other. 1/4oz, the one thats like 3/4" long. Same size for a goldfish too.


Les    Posted 06-18-2004 at 14:01:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only time I used daredevls for trout was for lake trout about 25 years ago way up at Lake Misstassini in Quebec. Caught a lot of pike on them, too. I liked the meps spinners better than the daredevl. Pike couldn't resist them.
I was 18 years old before I knew there was any other kind of fish than brook trout, brown trout and horn pout. Going horn pouting at night with dad was a real treat. Even more fun than swimming in the swimming hole.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-18-2004 at 13:51:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ayuh...DareDevil is the 'goto' lure for everything...

I also use copper (NOT Brass) Mooselooks alot...

Available everywhere here...



Burrhead    Posted 06-18-2004 at 13:46:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
good to see yer out stirring around again Ludwig

I have'nt bought one lately but just about all the bait shops around here have daredevils in stock.

Did ye check out buyandsell??


Ludwig    Posted 06-19-2004 at 09:20:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ended up finding a stack of 'em on eBay... Beautiful place eBay...


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